Six candidates have filed to run in the May 1 election for the District 93 seat left vacant by Karen Carter Peterson’s election to the state Senate, according to Secretary of State Jay Dardenne’s office.
Two Uptown-area races were decided by wide margins in the Feb. 6 election, according to secretary of state Jay Dardenne’s office.
Stacy Head won back the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council over challenger Corey Watson with 67 percent of the vote.
State Rep. Karen Carter Peterson won Louisiana Senate District 5 seat over Irma Muse Dixon with 78 percent of the vote, filling the remainder of Cheryl Gray Evans’ unexpired term.
The Uptown’s representative on the New Orleans City Council will face only one challenger on the ballot after qualifying ended Dec. 11.
Incumbent Stacy Head – whose District B includes the Uptown and runs from Jefferson to Canal, and from the river to inland to Mid-City – will face Corey Watson, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office.
Although the District B seat may not be as crowded as some others, the Times-Picayune reports that the race will still be competitive.
Chaisson, D-Destrehan, said a special election to fill the remainder of Gray Evans term will be held Feb. 6 and a runoff, if necessary, will take place March 6 — the same dates as the New Orleans municipal elections. Qualifying will start at 8 a.m. on Dec. 28 and end at 5 p.m. Dec. 30, according to Chaisson.
Another election for Uptown voters to watch.
The public nine-court tennis center will be managed by the New Orleans Recreation Department. Courts will be available for a fee from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Improvements include "high-mast lighting, chain-link fencing, block walls, new courts, nets and posts, a sprinkler system, remodeling in the main clubhouse and annex building, new lockers, a new elevator, new ground-floor millwork, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, tile flooring and bathrooms, a PA system, burglar- and fire-alarm systems, court benches and siding," Galloway said.
The cost will be $5 per hour prior to 4 p.m., when it will increase to $7 per hour.
Few details about the nature of the investigation, only that the Chestnut Street home "belongs to Michael Drury, an environmental scientist who has been monitoring the work of demolition and construction contractors involved in asbestos-removal projects in New Orleans." FBI raids Uptown home of environmental scientist | New Orleans Metro Crime and Courts News – – NOLA.com.
Prytania Theatre gets press from the Independent Weekly for premiering The Blind Side.
The Independent – The Blind Side opens today.
It has been more than a year since the Archdiocese of New Orleans closed several dozen churches, including St. Henry and Good Counsel.
The decision infuriated parishioners at the two Uptown churches and the controversy erupted in January this year, as the Archdiocese called in police to remove parishioners who had been holding a vigil in the churches, since their closure. Now, though, relations between both sides appear to be at a turning point.
From New Orleans CityBusiness:
[Peter] Anderson is part of a growing independent press movement that is steadily turning an ink-stained spotlight on New Orleans as he hand sets customized rows of type for pamphlets, poetry books, collections of short stories and a literary journal.
A bartender at St. Joe’s Bar on Magazine Street by night, Anderson spends his days in an Uptown studio working a 1930s galley proofing press once used in the newspaper industry to proofread copy before final printing.